For travellers in second class AC, third class AC and chair car, morning tea will now be priced at Rs 20 (up from Rs 10), breakfast at Rs 105 (from Rs 70), lunch and dinner at Rs 185 (from Rs 120), and evening tea at Rs 90 (from Rs 45).
According to the new order, in first class AC, tea will cost Rs 35, up by Rs 6, breakfast Rs 140, up by Rs 7, lunch and dinner Rs 245, up by Rs 15. In second class AC, third class AC and chair car, tea to cost Rs 20, up by Rs 5, breakfast Rs 105, up by Rs 8, lunch and dinner Rs 185, up by Rs 10. Snacks with regional flavour will be introduced.
The delivery schedule is part of a comprehensive ‘recovery plan’ drawn up following a delay in supply of these locomotives under the initial agreement. Alstom had in 2015 bagged a Rs 20,000-crore order for supplying 800 high-powered electric locomotives to the Indian Railways, one of the largest instances of public-private partnership in the country.
The committee, comprising senior railway officials, has been given the mandate to analyse and review afresh, the feasibility, financial implications, administrative issues, infrastructural availability for creating the new divisions and submit a report by the month-end.
The Electric Locomotive Factory at Madhepura in Bihar was one of the two major locomotive projects awarded in 2015 as part of the Make in India initiative, the second being a joint venture with GE. The Rs 20,000 crore Madhepura project was tasked with manufacturing 800 high-powered locomotives in 11years. The JV is the largest FDI in the railway sector.
Hyderabad: Several people have been injured after two trains collided at the Kavheguda railway station in Hyderabad on Monday morning. No deaths have been reported so far. The injured have been shifted to a nearby hospital for the treatment.
The security and railway officials will be present during the trial run. "No mischievous element can stop this trial run. Keeping security arrangements in mind, the exact route of train between Banihal and Baramulla section has been not disclosed. So that everything goes smoothly," the Railways officials said.
To spread awareness, save lives and discourage trespassing, the Western Railway has launched an innovative campaign in Mumbai. In pictures shared by the Railway on micro-blogging site Twitter, a person dressed as Yamraj is seen carrying people attempting to cross tracks on his shoulder. As per Hindu mythology, Yamraj is the lord of death and justice.
Total Posts of Assistant Loco Pilots (ALPs) and technicians were 64,371 and about 47.45 lakhs candidates applied for these posts. Vacancies for Level-I posts (erstwhile group D) were 63,202 and around 1.9 crore candidates applied for these posts. A total of around 2.4 crore candidates applied, making it the largest recruitment exercise, the railways said.
Western Railway launched new local 'Uttam Rake' to make travel in Mumbai local better. Western Railway announced the new development through a tweet. CCTV cameras have been installed in every coach. Interestingly, this is the first non-air-conditioned local train on Western Railway route to have CCTV cameras. Besides, CCTVs in the train, emergency chains have been replaced with emergency push buttons. 'Uttam Rake' is a gift to Mumbaikars on 69th Foundation Day of Western Railway from Indian Railways.
The Indian Railways manufactured 4,182 coaches till the end of October 2019, officials said, against 3,241 units built a year ago. The production target for 2019-20 is 8,026 units and 5,771 of these are to be Linke Hoffmann Busch (LHB) coaches.
Railways has installed two 'Health ATMs' at the Charbagh railway station in Lucknow. The kiosks, promoted by YOLO Health ATM, provide 16 health check-ups for Rs 50-100. There are two types of check-ups -- a 9-minute one that costs Rs 100, and a 6-minute one that costs Rs 50. The report is delivered instantly to the user.